Summer, 1975-Junior in College of Nursing After much debate with my parents, I decided to go to summer school so I could graduate in March rather than June. The job market is rather tight right now for new graduates, so I'm hoping there will be more openings available if I graduate ahead of my classmates.… Continue reading Pediatric Orthopedics
Junior in College of Nursing - Winter Quarter, 1976 Another quarter has passed with its joys and trials and my junior year is completed! Only three quarters to go before I graduate in March 1977. It's hard to believe I have completed three years of college. The Lord kept emphasizing to my heart again and… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Student Nurse
Autumn, 1974- College Sophomore I finally began studying in the School of Nursing with my 200 classmates. The lecture hall is huge where we had our nursing theory class (5 hours) and Growth & Development class (3 hours). My most difficult class by far was Physiology (5 hours). They split our class in half so… Continue reading School of Nursing Begins
College Freshman - May 1974 "He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary..." (Isaiah 40:29-30 KJV). "Pam, Can you please see me after class?" asked my statistics professor. I nervously approached Professor L. who had shared at the beginning… Continue reading Sleeping in Statistics Class
Autumn 1968 - Ninth Grade "Class, place your fingers on the keys under the paper towel and keep your eyes on the document holder on your left while you type. As soon as you hear the bell ring, that means the typewriter carriage is at the end of the line. Quickly place your hand on… Continue reading Throw That Carriage!
July, 1977 - Midwest, USA It's hard to believe I graduated in March, over 3 months ago! I have learned so much working on evening shift with my diabetic patients. I'm feeling fairly comfortable now with my skills and organization. The most difficult decision is if I should call the doctor at home, or if… Continue reading State Nursing Boards- Zzzzz…..
March, 1977 - Winter Quarter - College of Nursing The final few weeks in nursing school have been so busy between clinicals, sending out resumes, and interviewing for jobs. My first job choice was to work in home care because that was my favorite quarter. I met with the director of nursing at the county… Continue reading Graduation from College of Nursing!